The New York City Department of Education (Community School Districts 20 & 17) was one of the 2011 AP Incentive Grant Program recipients from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant aims to increase the participation rates of low-income and underrepresented students in Advanced Placement (AP) STEM and English courses.
The following schools are participating in Project AP Bound: Walt Whitman Middle School; Ebbets Field Middle School; Mary White Ovington Middle School; Ditmas Intermediate School; John J. Pershing Middle School; William McKinley Middle School; Medgar Evers Prep High School; The School for Human Rights; Science, Tech & Research Early College; High School for Global Citizenship; High School for Youth & Community Development; High School for Service & Learning; High School for Public Service; Brownsville Academy High School; Paul Robeson High School; New Utrecht High School; Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School; and Fort Hamilton High School.Major Grant activities include:
The College Board and the Advanced Placement Program encourage teachers, AP Coordinators, and school administrators to make equitable access a guiding principle for their AP programs. The College Board is committed to the principle that all students deserve an opportunity to participate in rigorous and academically challenging courses and programs. All students who are willing to accept the challenge of a rigorous academic curriculum should be considered for admission to AP courses. The Board encourages the elimination of barriers that restrict access for AP courses to students from ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in the AP Program. Schools should make every effort to ensure that their AP classes reflect the diversity of their student population.